Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall on 1977-05-08
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Minglewood Blues, Loser, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Deal, Lazy Lightning > Supplication, Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried, Row Jimmy, Dancin' In The Streets
Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet, Saint Stephen > Not Fade Away > Saint Stephen > Morning Dew
E: One More Saturday Night
1) Warning: this might steal your face - the sound is impeccable, thanks to truly excellent sources for a matrix.
Jerry Garcia - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Donna Jean Godchaux - Vocals
Keith Godchaux - Keyboards
Mickey Hart - Drums
Bill Kreutzmann - Drums
Phil Lesh - Electric Bass, Vocals
Bob Weir - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Betty Board -- Master 7" Nagra reels 1/2 track @ 7.5ips>Sony PCM 501. Playback on Sony PCM 701>DAT (Digital Transfer) -- Rob Eaton DBX Decoding (Spring '99) Playback on Panasonic 4100 DAT>DB 924 D/A>Dolby 361's w/dbx K9-22 Cards>DB 124 A/D>Neve Capricorn (Digital mixing console)>DB 300S>Panasonic 4100 DAT>DAT>Digi Coax Cable>Tascam CD-RW 700>CDR (x1)>SHN (Rob Eaton remaster)
Handheld Shure 57's, 10 Feet From Stage, DFC>TC152>MC
Notes: 10 Feet From Stage = Great Instrument Pickup,
Vocals A Bit Lower Than Moore's Copy.
A Few Pauses But Not Many, Tape Filp After Supplication,
Flip During NFA Crossfaded And Is Barely Noticeable,
Probably Lost 3-4 Sec's,
Minimal Crowd Chatter, But With Handheld Mic's, Up Front,
There Are A Few Spots Where In An Ideal World, A Few People
Would Have Been Standing Somewhere Else.
If Anyone Wants To Matrix This Feel Free, I'd Love To Hear It!
Recording And Transfer: Jeff Stevenson
Thank you to Rob Eaton for the SBD transfer,
and to Jeff Stevenson for recording this all-time great show.
Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN & FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
I removed a "click" sound I mistakenly added to the AUD-only portion of Supplication at 0:06. I fixed this by patching in the unscathed AUD there, rather than using a de-clicker filter. This "click" had always driven me nuts and warranted a fixing.
Thank you for your continued patience and support.
February 14, 2010
- Ithaca, NY
- Run time
- Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN & FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC); this source fixes a flaw in d1t08 from <a href="http://db.etree.org/shn/97274" rel="nofollow">source ID 97274</a>
- Transferred by
- Hunter Seamons
- Barton Hall
Subject: Better not be there when it rolls over..
and in good hands with Mr. Seamons.
Somehow I did not have this in my collection.
Having Englishtown 77 as my go to for 1977
(Also had a nice tape with Sunrise)
It is a tribute to the Dead that there is nothing extraordinary in this set list.
With the most tell tale sign of a hot show being
15 minutes of Dancin' 1st set closer, 15 minutes of FIRE and 15 minutes of NFA as part of 2nd set St. Stephen sandwich.
As I listen to this HOT Minglewood opener
the band especially Garcia sound pumped
and with the Matrix the crowd energy is evident.
Kind of interesting to get some taper comments
as opposed to stage banter.
Next tune that raises the energy level is the Jack Straw. (Usually opener/ rare closer)
Followed by a sweet mid-set DEAL
Lightning>Supplication often a set closer
also mid set.
While this is somewhat mellow.
I can definitely vibe
the energy level increasing.
Weir really tears into the lyrics
To me any show that i caught a BE Woman
I was pretty stoked
Always raised the emotional level for me.
Mama Tried- a well placed Cowboy Tune
Common thread thru all these songs
is Garcia's guitar work is very straight ahead
Jerry is CRISP.
Row Jimmy-Another of the emotional type Garcia tunes and with plenty of room
to explore the jam
Always preferred an open ended extended jam tune as a closer and DANCIN' is Blazing!
This so sets up all that will follow this night.
Subject: I was there-my 2 cents
Subject: Excellent Mix
Thanks Hunter, from one Songcatcher to another.
Here is a story of playing this 40-year-old recording at Red Rocks on the anniversary: https://other2funstuff.blogspot.com/2016/11/grateful-dead-shows-streaming-to-parks.html
Subject: Barton Hall review
There are a lot of shows in this database. There is an intimacy between the audience and the band that exists in many of these shows but here it seems truly transcendent.
The crowd echoing off the walls of Barton Hall in response to the music like they are all on the same, clean dose provided by Timothy Leary.
And then I noticed this:
The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall
Cornell University Press
And I can't buy that article for the $22 they want for it but I believe it directly ties the magnificence of this show to LSD.
And I'm fascinated by this kind of unspoken connection.
Subject: Great Work
Subject: Great 1977 Show
This is the Cat's Meow for many who did not get to experience the Lion's Roar of earlier years.
Subject: I'm sorry, but this just is the best dead show of all time.
Subject: Just what the doctor ordered!
Subject: This Show WILL...
"well now, the doctor call me crazy! some says I am, some says I ain't..."
Subject: I know the horse is dead...yet I am compelled to beat it anyway...
Additionally, every person has their own opinion, as well as their own subjective filter by and through which they interpret a show. Song choice/set list, era, and many other factors influence individual opinion.
That being said I keep coming back to this show over and over. Having listened to hundreds of shows, making my own list of top shows, revisiting those, etc. no show I have ever heard EXCEEDS this show. Personally I am a '73 fan, but there are valid arguments to be made for each era's superiority.
Here is why this show is one of, if not the best. All arguments about Jerry being the leader aside, he was definitely the heart and soul of the band, especially post Pig. Listen to the energy from the beginning to the end of this show. Listen specifically to the energy Jerry had throughout the entire show. Listen to what he is doing on the guitar in El Paso, Jack Straw, Deal, etc. and you will realize that there is an extra vibrancy even in the old standbys at the beginning of the show.
That doesn't even begin to consider the songs that everyone raves about, Row Jimmy, Dancin, Scarlet-Fire, St Stephen-NFA-St Stephen, Morning Dew...mere words cannot do justice. Words like amazing and unbelievable and incomparable don't capture the immensity of awe they inspire. The whole is far greater than the sum of the parts, transcending even time and space...
And PHIL, on PHIRE. Phil is the engine, driving the juggernaut. He and Jerry and Bobby were feeding off each other, inspiring each other, and the crowd was feeding off them, and they were feeding off the crowd. This is a shining example of how the Dead and the crowd all formed a cohesive, organic whole.
As a musician and a person who has observed many, many musicians over many, many years I can tell you that musicians are like athletes. Most especially, elite musicians are like elite athletes, there are days where everything you do is magical, i.e. "in the zone". For musicians, this is where energy and creativity combine with inspiration to flow as if divinely sourced.
For the Grateful Dead this happened many times. For the Grateful Dead this happened on the stage of Barton Hall, at Cornell University, in Ithaca NY on the 8th of May, 1977.
Subject: What more can one say?
Subject: Just Exactly Right
Subject: Making History
Thanks Hunter for giving all the notes the space they deserve. So transparent I can practically see Jerry standing there...
Subject: i see both sides
Subject: Love the Dead
Subject: Mama Tried - 5/8/77
Subject: may 8 1977
Subject: MAY 77...THE DEAD AT THERE PEAK
Subject: 5/8/12 - Hit Dead shows this day in history, I still say 5/25/77 smokes the bones off this
Thank You Archives, Thank You Hunter
Subject: How to Download?
Subject: WOW >Jimmy
Slide guitar sounds like a pedal steel!
Most incredible Jam!!!
Subject: April 4, 2011
I've taken this show all around the world with me for nearly 20 years since somebody first turned me on to it in Ann Arbor Mich. Scarlet>Fire is only my second favorite. The jam on Not Fade Away is first. Jerry at top top form, all the way in tune with his aluminum Travis Bean. Enjoy.
Subject: Keep it going with 77'
Your matrix of swing 2/27 was perfect, I am currently downloading your source for this. Keep it coming. Happy new year and thanks for making these shows sound their fullest.
Subject: New source info